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Breakthrough Moves: HTI Districts Reflect on Progress

Throughout the last year, Homegrown Talent Initiative districts across Colorado have been reimagining what work-based learning and career exploration looks like for their students and their communities. These districts have made incredible progress despite the innumerable challenges the COVID-19...

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Importance of Career-Connected Learning for All Colorado Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has created urgency around re-engaging high school students who have fallen behind on graduation requirements and college and career readiness. Investing in career-connected learning programs (e.g., work-based learning and career and technical education) represents a crucial...

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HTI Successes Despite COVID Challenges

Homegrown Talent Initiative focuses on building collaboration among K-12, higher education, and local industry – the educonomy – to provide relevant, engaging work-based learning experiences that align student interests with the needs of the local economy. In spite of the unanticipated challenges...

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HTI Update: Implementation in East & West Grand

East Grand and West Grand School Districts were asked to discuss their Homegrown Talent Initiative participation with Colorado Succeeds business members. Their reflections and experiences are valuable learnings one year into this project.Since 2019, East and West Grand School Districts, or The...

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